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PPM


Balancing Projects and Applications

- by Derek Stevens

To achieve meaningful portfolio management benefits, both application and project portfolios should be considered.

Breaking New Ground

- by Janis Rizzuto

Investing in business improvements and a project portfolio management tool helped land development firm Abbey Road Group thrive despite the economic turmoil in real estate.

Across the Board PPM

- by Susan O'Connor

Organizations are always seeking greater transparency and accountability when it comes to their investments. An investment in a PPM solution to gain a unified view of all corporate projects is a good start. Here are five criteria to help organizations successfully implement and drive adoption of enterprisewide PPM.

R&D Turns to PPM

- by Janis Rizzuto

As product development organizations with constrained resources aim to make the most of their product pipelines, they are turning to project portfolio management. And PPM vendors are taking note, adding specialized capabilities to their offerings.

The PMO as PPM Enabler

- by Tom Mochal

Most PMOs are established to develop and implement common processes. Many oversee project management training as well. And lately, more PMOs are being called on to help implement formal portfolio management concepts. It makes sense.

Be Selective

- by Derek Stevens

With IT budgets level or even shrinking, it is more vital than ever to ensure that IT staff is working on the most valuable project at any given time. Properly managing demand for IT services relative to capacity enables IT organizations to deliver what’s promised, when it’s promised, enhancing their credibility with business executives and users.

Value Models for Building Consensus

- by Derek Stevens

Successful portfolio management requires sound processes for building consensus on what is important and how project results will be measured. Here are four value-based models to facilitate better decision-making.

Think Earlier

- by Janis Rizzuto

With 30 years of experience in project and portfolio management, Pat Durbin has witnessed and helped influence the evolution of the PPM marketplace. Here, the founder of Planview shares some best practices and predictions, including his belief that project leaders must "think earlier" in linking strategy to innovation.

Implementing PPM: Value and Vision

- by Derek Stevens

When implementing a portfolio management system, leaders must create both a vision and a value proposition for the accompanying changes, describing how these changes, whether environmental or structural, will integrate with the overall strategic planning and management cycles.

Beyond Cost-Cutting

- by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

The pressure has never been greater to drive efficiency and contain costs, yet, in the words of Tom Peters, “You can’t shrink your way to greatness.” So wise companies use any business contraction to prepare for growth. They also realize that the kind of growth available to companies emerging from recession is not based on old business processes and models, but on innovation.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
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Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
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VP of Marketing, innotas
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